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ABGA MEMBERS: Renew for 2023 with iCompete!

ABGA will be processing membership renewals for 2023 through our new membership software, iCompete. 


Frequently Asked Questions:


What is iCompete?

  • Like many breed associations and registries, ABGA has used third-party platforms for a long time. ABGA has used Agricultural Business Research Institute (ABRI) of Australia for several membership platforms, including iCompete.

  • iCompete is a new, streamlined software that is equipped to handle ABGA memberships, renewals, registry work, and show points in a single platform for all members. It will eventually replace the Online Live and Blue Screen systems and provide ABGA members and staff with a more user-friendly interface.

  • ABGA will “roll out” the iCompete software in three stages: Phase 1 (renewals/memberships), Phase 2 (registrations), and Phase 3 (shows/events).

When can I begin renewing for 2023?

ABGA members can renew for the 2023 year starting on DECEMBER 1, 2022. Members must be renewed by JANUARY 1, 2023, to continue their membership services (email and communication updates from ABGA and access to iCompete), vote in ABGA organizational elections, and remain an ABGA member in good standing.

Can I renew my membership if I owe money to ABGA?

Outstanding balances for ABGA work must be paid before members can renew their membership. Members can pay outstanding balances when creating an iCompete login and linking it to their ABGA membership.

Can I still renew with ABGA via check and renewal form, or only through iCompete?

We encourage members to renew using iCompete at this time to improve and simplify their member experience. ABGA is excited to introduce this new software system to our members! We do accept checks along with ABGA renewal forms via mail or email (mail@abga.org). Forms should be sent via special mailing to ensure confirmed delivery. Renewal forms can be found on our website: https://www.abga.org/forms

Can I renew my ABGA membership over the phone?

ABGA does not accept membership renewals over the phone. However, you are welcome to contact the ABGA office at (325) 486-2242 or mail@abga.org with any questions or concerns about 2023 renewals or iCompete.

Can I do registrations, transfers, service memos, etc. in iCompete?

This capability will not be available to members until Phase 2 of the iCompete software rollout. ABGA will announce when members can begin completing registration work in iCompete. Be watching our email blasts and social media!

What information do I need to renew my membership through iCompete?

Can I renew a junior (JABGA) membership through iCompete?

  • Yes! Adult members must renew for 2023 in order to renew associated JABGA memberships. Please renew your adult membership FIRST before renewing your associated JABGA membership.

  • If you are an adult member and you are missing an associated JABGA membership when linking your membership with iCompete, PLEASE CONTACT THE ABGA OFFICE ASAP.

What should I do if I have questions or concerns about renewing through iCompete?

  • Members should contact the ABGA office at (325) 486-2242 or mail@abga.org with questions or concerns about their 2023 renewals.


ABGA Announces New Youth Coordinator:

ABGA’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has named Hannah Jenkins as the new Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA) Youth Coordinator.

Welcome to the ABGA team, Hannah!




Correction:

In a previous release, ABGA incorrectly named an ABGA Certified Judge. The new ABGA Certified Judges are ClintDemmitt (Texas), Mike Stiefel (Alabama), and Randy Plattner (Missouri).


2023 National Show Logo Contest:

Are you a graphic design guru? Ready to let your artistic light shine?


ABGA is now accepting submissions for our 2023 National Show logo contest. Your design could be selected as the official logo of the 2023 ABGA National Show in Louisville, Ky.

On top of bragging rights, the winning design will receive an ABGA “swag bag”!

Logo designs must:

  • Incorporate a “KENTUCKY DERBY” theme.

  • Be formatted in a 16:9 (rectangle) or 1:1 (square) ratio.

  • Be submitted as high-resolution PNG files with transparent backgrounds (PREFERRED).

  • Be received by JANUARY 3, 2023.

Submit your logo designs to nationalshow2023@abga.org by JANUARY 3, 2023. Disclaimer: By submitting your design(s) to this contest, you grant ABGA full permission to use all images, designs, and elements of images or designs for promotional purposes.


American Boer Goat Foundation:

This giving season, consider supporting the American Boer Goat Foundation (ABGF). Founded in 2021, ABGF is dedicated to educating and supporting ABGA's members, Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA) programs, and encouraging scientific research of the Boer goat breed.

ABGF is a fully tax-deductible charitable organization under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Section 501(c)(3).

You can donate to ABGF at the link below:




Registrations:

We are currently processing work submitted on December 1, 2022.


DNA:

  • DNA Processing: UC Davis's average processing time is 20-25 days.

  • We have received most DNA results up to November 21, 2022.

Upcoming Events:

  • Dec. 2-3: ABGA Board of Directors Face-to-Face Meeting (Louisville, Ky.)

  • Dec. 16-18: JABGA Board of Directors Face-to-Face Meeting (Dallas, Texas)

View the full calendar of events below:



THE BOER GOAT - December 2022 Newsletter

THE BOER GOAT monthly newsletter for December 2022.

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